What is influenza?
What are the symptoms of influenza?
- Sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Extreme tiredness
- Muscle and body aches
If you are pregnant, you should extra aware of the changes that are taking place in your body most especially when you have been diagnosed with influenza. Immediately call a health care provider when you start feeling these symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sudden dizziness
- Persistent severe vomiting
- High fever
- The baby moves less or doesn’t move at all
- Symptoms that fade but eventually come back with worst cough and fever
- Pressure and pain in the belly area
How flu is spread?
Getting a flu shot
How influenza affects pregnancy
How to treat influenza?
What to do to prevent the spread of flu?
- Don’t kiss.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
- Avoid sharing your utensils with others.
- Sneeze and cough into your arm or tissue. Throw the used tissues into the trash can.
- Wash your hands, or use alcohol or sanitizer, before touching others
- Use hot and soapy water when washing your utensils.
After giving birth, try to breastfeed your baby. It is an excellent way to give him or her additional protection. Through breastfeeding, you are able to pass the antibodies to your little one. According to research, babies who are breastfed are less likely to suffer from diseases and infections than babies who aren’t breastfed.
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